PNG receives big welcome

Home team Papua New Guinea received a big welcomed before taking the field against Brazil tonight in the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup underway in Port Moresby.

This is the second match of Day One at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

The team was welcomed with a contemporary dance and fireworks display.

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is also present to watch the match along with Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko and FIFA Oceania and PNGFA president David Chung.

The home side, in red coloured jersey, is led by Captain Yvonne Gabong.

The visitors, in yellow and blue uniform, will be out in full force.

As a normal practice, the team captains did the handshake for peace before the match kicked off.

This is a campaign initiated by FIFA and the Nobel Peace Center.

There was also a minute silence to pay respect to the Late Justice Catherine Davani, who passed away early this month.

The match is now underway. 

Quintina Naime